Originally Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 10 July, 2018 Laura Slatkin via autism speaks© In June, Nest Fragrances released Cocoa Woods, a new eau de parfum honoring and celebrating perseverance through adversity. Inspired by Nest Fragrances owner Laura Slatkin’s personal life challenges, Cocoa Woods is the 12th Eau de Parfum created for the Nest Fine Fragrance range. I … Continue reading Nest Fragrances: Cocoa Woods ~ New Perfume Review
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 4 July, 2018 Shelly Waddington of En Voyage Perfumes As perfumistas it’s good to turn off the daily bombardment of new releases and rifle around the cabinet(s) to remind ourselves of how many terrific scents already exist in the world, or scour the back catalogs of a favorite … Continue reading En Voyage Perfumes: 3 You Should Be Wearing Right Now….
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 26 June, 2018 Sarah McCartney of 4160Tuesdays It is no secret that I happen to be enamored of Sarah McCartney’s work for her London perfume house 4160Tuesdays. Her range is just chock-a-block full of beautiful and thoughtfully considered fragrances. A while back Sarah announced the pre-release of a new Eau De … Continue reading 4160Tuesdays Truth Beauty Freedom Love EdP (2018) ~ New Perfume Review
Originally Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 18 June 2018 Robert H.'s bottle© CHANEL Paris-Biarritz is one of the 3 new releases in Les Eaux collection, each one meant to commemorate a specific location meaningful to Coco Chanel and representative of the “scent of place”. CHANEL Paris-Biarritz honors the Côte Basque; that quintessential french coastal Atlantic playground of the … Continue reading Chanel Les Eaux Paris-Biarritz (Olivier Polge) 2018
Originally Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 9 June 2018 Guerlain has created a brand new flanker for its Shalimar Souffle (pronounced SOO-fluh meaning a soft breath) range, and it may just be the best one yet. Master Perfumer Thierry Wasser has created Shalimar Souffle de Lumière as “A luminous fragrance composed like an ode to light … Continue reading Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Lumière ~ (2018) New Perfume Review
Guerlain Meteorites 2018 and 2000 photo by Robert H© Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 2 June, 2018 The legendary house of Guerlain has just released a newly reformulated version of their Meteorites perfume from 2000, and in keeping with many of the recent releases from Guerlain, the new Meteorites is clearly skewed towards a new … Continue reading Guerlain Meteorites Edt 2018 ~ New Perfume Review
Andy Tauer photo courtesy of Andy Tauer© Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 1 June, 2018 Inspired by the Parisian “Exposition des arts décoratifs” (from which was derived the term ‘Art Deco’) in 1925, Andy Tauer of Tauer Perfumes has created an extraordinary new perfume; Les Annees 25. Released as a limited edition of … Continue reading Tauer Perfumes Les Années 25 EdP~New Perfume Review (Andy Tauer 2018)
Originally Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 21 May, 2018 Sometime in the mid-2000’s I stumbled across Frederic Malle’s Carnal Flower and started my rapid descent down the rabbit hole of niche perfumes. From that first swoon-worthy sniff I have been partial to the Malle range ever since. I can’t even count the number of … Continue reading Frederic Malle: Sale Gosse By Fanny Bal (Fanny Bal) 2017
Originally Published On http://www.cafleurebon.com 18 May, 2018 To say that Swiss Horologist Franck Muller makes expensive watches is akin to saying that Seabiscuit was merely a racehorse. Franck Muller watches are wearable extraordinary art pieces; colorful, bejeweled, and unlike anything else on the market both technically and aesthetically. When it came … Continue reading Franck Muller Perfumes Double Mystery (Beverly Bayne) 2017: New Perfume Review
Mom and me; Mallorca 1956 Published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 12 May, 2018 from a rough draft essay written in 2014. 2018 marks the 23rd Mother’s Day, I’ve been without my Mom, (nee Golda but everyone called her Birdie) but then I don’t denote the day as anything out of the ordinary. I remember and celebrate … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2018: Memories Of My Mom And The Perfumes She Wore.